Everyone’s seen this blanket around. It’s part of the HBC Signature collection and it was only a matter of time until someone figured out a way to make this gorgeous blanket wearable!
Well today’s your lucky day! Here’s a fantastic tutorial on how to turn this iconic blanket into a very wearable and very stylish sweater wrap.
What you’ll need:
- HBC Signature Collection Multi Stripe Polar Fleece Throw (Click here)
- A measuring tape
- A slim belt (Try this one)
Step 1: Measure to centre your cut and create a space for your neck. We recommend cutting 14 1/2″ in (found from draping). Decide how big to cut the neck hole by measuring your neck and adding an inch.
After every cut, Drape the blanket back onto the form (or sometimes on yourself) to make sure you are on the right track and things are laying properly.
Step 2: After draping again, You may find that the arms are too long. If you have to essentially “roll” the sleeves, which doesn’t really work with this kind of garment, cut off both edges. This means you will lose the navy blue stripe, but you still have three of the four original colours, so not to worry. 😘
Step 3: The last thing you need to do is cut two small holes for a belt to loop through. Use something slim looking and play around with colours. Pick something that you don’t usually wear, you’ll be surprised. Re-purpose win!
It’s as easy as that! A comfortable, stylish and completely unique sweater wrap that looks straight out of the Hudson’s Bay catalogue! What do you guys think? Leave us a comment below!
Images: Emma Chapman